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    July 23, 2011
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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president obama calls an emergency debt meeting. does it get lawmakers closer to a deal? heros of," how one artist is remembering those who died at 9/11. that story is straight ahead. ,, ,,,,
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a triple digit heat wave grabs hold of maryland and power outages has people fending off the head on their own. >> i hope you're staying cool, i'm adam may. tormenting temperatures. ash deadly heat wave continues to torch maryland. a lot of people are kept inside. we found those daring to venture out. tonight, wjz-13 is live with complete coverage of the severe sizzler. let's start with bernadette woods. we just tied another record, didn't we? >> and they're the records that people don't want to break. we have a heat warning in effect into 8:00 tonight. also, tomorrow, just as hot in some places. maybe not as high of humidity. it will be another scorcher. today, we got up to 102.
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that's the new record. it tied the old record on the date. 101 outside right now. look at the triple digits at this time. the dew points are incredibly time. still feels like 160 degrees in baltimore and 107 in d.c. and even down in ocean city, 105- degree. garrett county looks like the place to make hellgren is live outside in the pressure cooker again. mike? >> reporter: well, the big story now is power outages. there are more than 11,000 people without power. a big chunk are in baltimore city. 5400 also, in the pikesville area. it's not a day you want to be without air-conditioning. >> reporter: another day of heat and frustration. particularly among gbe customers in the peak rewards
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program. she's in a it degree home with her 5 month old niece and her dog. >> it's not coming on. i'm getting all [ indiscernible ] feel how hots the. you can feel the heat. how you doing? air-conditioning working? >> no, it's burning up. >> reporter: volunteers made sure people were okay in the record breaking heat wave. first of all, they have the fans and whatever. >> reporter: today was cooler than yesterday, the power systems were stressed. thousands were without power. >> when you add to it, more and more power running through the lines and you factor in the external temperatures. a lot of power lines are aboveground. >> it keeps me cool. >> reporter: there have been 20
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deaths nationwide since the heat wave began. >> reporter: city pools have extended hours. the larger pools are open until 8:00 tonight. cooling centers are also open. call 311 to find the closest to you. >> reporter: is the pool quiet behind you? >> well, they take breaks so people aren't in for hours and hours at a time. they allow people to go in who didn't get there at the beginning of the cay. >> well, be sure to stay with wjz and wjz.com for more. we'll have the forecast at wjz.com at the website. a business goes up in flames. a fire tore through the area here. this company show -- this company went up in flames.
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the holding was going to blow up. we ran this way and they ran that way. >> reporter: they had nonflammable hazardous materials. they're trying to figure out the cause. a water main break sends water gushing into a road last night. the break happened in the 8200 block of wilson avenue. check out this amazing video that a viewer sent us. the water spring over the area. the water break left 30 homes without water. baltimore county is fixing the damaged road. still, no debt deal. this is one day after they walked out of a meeting with a president. tonight, here's the big hang up. it's taxes for the wealthy. >> reporter: president obama called congressional leaders for an emergency meeting.
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the talks lasted less than an hour and didn't produce a solution. both sides are committed to working on a bipartisan proposal to save the u.s. from the first government default in history. president obama used the weekly radio address to urge lawmakers to put differences aside quickly. >> we can leave for our children a more secure future. or, we can issue insults and ultimatums to each other and achieve nothing. >> reporter: a week of negotiations ended dramatically when john boehner broke off private talks with the president in a dispute with taxes. they were making talks about medicare and medicaid. john boehner said that the original agreement was for $8 billion in revenues. the white house moved the goal post.
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he told his party saturday afternoon that leaders should have a deficit plan to present the parties in the next 24 houses. the talks will have to continue behind closed doors for the weekend, with ten days left with the august 2nd dead line. and of course, we're keeping a close eye on this. speaker john boehner wants a deal before wednesday at 4:00. remembering 9/11 heros. one artist drew each firefighter killed in the attacks. tonight, here's a look. >> reporter: 343 portraits, all firefighters, killed in the line of duty. >> they were the only ones that were related i knew when i started. i tried to keep them together. >> reporter: she painted every
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one. it was a ten year project that started on the day they died. >> this held the whole day for me. >> reporter: the memorial, called better angels is on display at the convention center this weekend. >> reporter: they're all painted on a block of burnt wood. >> they were all of the white hats that responded. that means chiefs. >> reporter: it's 3000 hours of work, a way to give back. now, almost every face is etched in my mind. >> a young man came up and put his finger on a poster and he said, i'm his daughter and i said, ronnie and he said, you knew him? and i said, no, i painted him. her project goes on tour and it will be in atlanta, washington,
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d.c. and in new york on september 11th. the firefighters who saw it said it's very moving artist wants to get a permanent home at the national portrait gallery in washington, d.c.. >> how about hitting the greens in high heels. hundreds of women armed with golf clubs wore their shiny favorites for the high heels of hope. there she is, jessica kartalija taking part of the tee off that benefits the house of roof. jessica's pretty good. i played with her once. money goes to domestic violence centers. >> still to come tonight on eyewitness news. the horrible terror in norway. one man is under arrest for the attacks and the death toll is rising and another suspect could be on the loose. ♪
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she enchanted the world and now, amy winehouse is dead. we'll look at the singer's troubled life. will amanda knox be set free? new evidence just uncovered in the convicted student's case. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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police are trying to find
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out why this man went on a killing spree. he planted explosives that blew up a government building in oslo and then he took aim at a youth crowd. he opened fire on hundreds of people. >> he had a bag with many weapons. he had a lot of ammo. >> right now,the death toll is at 92. many more are injured. it's the deadliest attack in norway since world war ii. police in london say that amy winehouse passed away at the age of 27. she was found dead in her apartment earlier today. here is the report on her highs and lows. >> reporter: amy jade wine
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house was a fresh faced 20-year- old in 2003 when she came on with her debut album, frank. there were far fewer tattoos then. her 2007 album blasted her into the stratosphere. she had five grammies. her fans and the music industry fell in love. she was called funny, sultry and possibly crazy. >> reporter: she stayed grounded, loyal to the north london neighborhoods where she was born in 1983. it wasn't just her singing talent that blossomed here. in 2007, drugs ravaged her body. she was hospitalized for overdoses of several drugs. ♪ they try to make me go to rehab, i say no, no, no ♪
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>> reporter: a tabloid posted a picture of her reportedly smoking crack cocaine. it didn't help that her husband was behind bars for spending time in rehab, too. and her diagnosis with emphysema signaled a time for an end. her father actually wrote hierology -- eulogy. now, she made an appearance and fans booed her on stage. new evidence could set amanda knox free. the dna evidence is not reliable. she's spending 26 years in prison for killing her college roommate in italy. the judge will hear the new
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findings monday and decide if the conviction should be overturned. bernadette woods is here, inside, thankfully. another record high die. >> yes, another hot one. what's it going to feel like when it gets down to 90? it will feel refreshing. >> yeah, it's a big cool down. you know what, compared to 106, 107, it will feel better. 99 degrees, it's a muggy one. also, out there, we'll have the forecast when we come back. ,,,, [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable,
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move up to the best. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year, plus over 60 premium channels for 12 months. don't wait. call 1.877.729.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities that's 1.877.729.3467. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. or for other great fios offers, visit us online. get the network that delivers more. welcome back, another hot one out there again today. not the numbers of yesterday.
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we're still talking 102 degrees. we've tracked a few thunderstorms from earlier, we have a few more now. we'll take you in on those. they vice president moved much. there's not a lot of wind out there to push them along. they continue to fire. we could see a few thunderstorms into the evening hours. the other big thing is the heat. it continues to sizzle. and the thing is, temperaturewise, we're back up there again today. we've topped out at 102-degree. that ties the record on the date. not quite again the record of 106 from yesterday. still, hot and muggy. the thing is that the heat will continue. as far as the forecast goes, the dew points are going to remain up and so are the temperatures into tomorrow. a new front comes our way. we have a chance for a shower and possible thunderstorm. there we'll see a better chance tomorrow than today. then, into the next few days, we'll have a better chance.
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monday, we'll have another front. monday, the front, we're trying to work with the machine. that's the one that will bring us some actual relief as we head into the middle part of the week. we'll show you, these are the fronts we're tracking first one for tomorrow. this one, back in here is going to bring a little bit of a relieve from the heat we've had. we're going to be in the upper its tomorrow for the high. about 98 degrees. then, as the front comes through monday, it will knock us down. tuesday and wednesday are the break days. we'll be close to 90 degrees. it will be warm, but not that intense. then, as we head into the second part of the week, the heat will build. the highs will be into the upper 90s towards friday and into next weekend. we'll have a little bit of a break and as we head into the
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second part of the week, the heat is returning. hopefully, we can get it up and working. it will be hot, bern. yes, it will be hot. computer has stopped working. it's overboiled. well, stan is here with some possible good news regarding this nfl situation. well, we knew it was getting closer to being settled, now, i can tell you, guarded optimism upgraded. nothing happening today and tomorrow, but monday, ,,,,,,
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stan is here with the sports.
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it sounds like we may have an nfl season. >> camps could open wednesday. breaking news on the efforts to end the lockout. the latest word, the players and team owners agreed to a plan that on monday would allow the player's executive committee to vote on a recommendation that accepted the agreements and the recertification of the defunked player's union. hottest game in 12 years yesterday. the series opener from the angels and orioles started yesterday. simon allowed two good runs. luke scott missed the remainer of the season. more pain in the shoulder. josh bell is back up from the aaa. meantime, the angel's starter had a no hitter into the 6th
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inning orioles scored only one run and it was in to the two. two bases loaded and they send a grand slam and that's all she wrote. meantime, michael phelps, the world's most confident swimmer in china prepping for the upcoming world championship. >> it was frustrating last year. i think that this year, i feel like i have confidence. last year, i don't think i knew what to think or to expect. >> reporter: maybe it will be a better year for you, mike. >> elsewhere, from ocean city, maryland, on the ocean, proskateboard competition, better known as the due tour -- dew tour. he's in 9th place, fellow
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californian, austin coal plan. bucky lay sick in place. this is running through tomorrow at the beach in ocean city. >> the tour de france and this is in france. this man from austria took over. he was almost in tears. he knows with one stage left, that will be stage 21, and after that, he'll be the winner. he and another are second and third. overall respective leads. that's sports for now. we'll have more at 11:00 and i hope you and bernadette get to join me. >> we'll be here, hopefully. >> be sure to watch the lineup tonight. here's what's the coming up at 11:00 tonight. a former they were is --
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terps player is in trouble. >> i'm going to die. i was burned alive. >> this is awful. ash teen survived a terrifying attack. we'll tell you the reason he was set on fire and the long road to recovery. bernadette woods has a look at the five-day forecast. we have this working for you. we'll show you the relief. it's going to be hot, we know that, but it will be better than the triple digits. tuesday, some people may like tuesday, some people may like it. ,,
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